Winter Break hours

During the winter break the library hours will be:
  • December 16 - last day of normal library services
  • December 17 - closed for normal use. Between the hours of 10 - 2, you can: return items, pay fines, and clear your record - no normal use of library: including, no computer use, no checking out of materials, no reference
  • December 20 to January 2 - library completely closed, no staff available due to staff furlough
  • January 3 to 7 -  closed for normal use, you can: return items, pay fines, and clear your record - no normal use of library; including, no computer use, no checking out of materials, no reference
  • January 10 - open normal hours
    • Monday to Thursday:  8 AM to 6 PM
    • Friday: 10 AM to 4 PM
    • Closed: Saturday, Sunday, state holidays

New database: Credo Reference

Do you need to check a definition, understand a literary reference or a scientific term? Need a great image you can use for your homework or project? Tired of getting too many irrelevant results from Web search engines when you need quick, accurate answers? Need trustworthy reference information with properly formatted citations for your footnotes? Let your library and Credo Reference help.

Credo Reference is an online reference collection, and it features full-text content from hundreds of reference books covering a broad range of subjects. It's a search engine like Google, but instead of searching the entire Internet, your results come from a comprehensive library of trusted reference sources without advertisements, clutter, or irrelevant hits.

Happy Birthday Kitty White!!

The library just had a swell party for Kitty White, aka, Hello Kitty. The lovely mouthless kitty is 36 years old!

Miss White was so excited and happy!

Some things you might not know about Kitty White (from Wikipedia):

  • Name: Kitty White
  • Birthday: November 1, 1974
  • Blood type: A
  • Place of birth: Sanio, Japan
  • Height: That of five apples
  • Weight: That of three apples
  • Good at: Baking cookies
  • Favourite food: Apple pie made by Mama (mum)
  • Favourite word: "Friendship"
  • Collects: Small cute things like sweets, stars, goldfish etc.
  • Best school subjects: English, music and visual arts
  • Description: A bright and kind-hearted girl, good at baking cookies and loves Mama's apple pie. Very close to her twin sister Mimmy.
She also has her own branded cars and airline.

Come over the the UHMC Library on 11/1 at 11 AM for some birthday cake.

More streaming films, just like Netflix on demand or Hulu...

only more educational.

The library has added to Vocational/Technical collection to its Films on Demand subscription. The service is available from the library's website, just go to >> Search Our Collection >> music + films >> Films on Demand.  Like all of the library's paid resources, direct links to resources will not work, you need to go to the library's website and click the link (this way when you are on campus you are recognized as an authorized user and off campus you are asked to log in).

The collection consists of:
Health & Medicine
Vocation Education
Family and Consumer Sciences
Careers & Job Search
Guidance & Counseling

All Films on Demand videos can be streamed to any video capable internet device (computer, iPod, iPad, Android, smartphone, etc.). There are no copyright restrictions on streaming via the Internet or showing to classes, so you can embed links and let students watch at their leisure.

Thanks to David Grooms for securing the funding for this resource.

Ellen & friends celebrate freedom to read during Banned Book Week

Walter the Farting Dog, Ellen the Librarian, & Cap'n Underpants

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States. Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week.  BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings.  Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections.  Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.

Hawai‘i Family Portraits

On Wednesday, September 29th from 12 to 2 PM, the UH Maui College Library will host the opening reception for a the traveling photography exhibit: Hawai‘i Family Portraits.

Hawai‘i Family Portraits will be on display in the Library for public viewing, from September 20 through October 15, during Library hours (M-Th: 8am-6pm, Friday: 10am-4pm, closed weekends).

Hawai‘i Family Portraits is a project by the Equality Hawai‘i Foundation (with support from The Gill Foundation and Hawai‘i People's Fund) that invites viewers to take a journey with some of Hawai‘i’s families ... sharing their joys, tears, tragedies and triumphs as they negotiate life in The Aloha State.

The families in these photographs are unique. Daily, they face discrimination, denial of rights, rejection and persecution because of who they are or who they love.

They are parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT) children. They are GLBT parents themselves, raising beautiful, vibrant children. They are GLBT couples, simply trying to build lives together. They are individuals, some abandoned or misunderstood by their biological families, finding safety and love with a chosen, extended ’ohana.

Although very different in their composition and experiences, these families are bound by a common thread ... a unifying sense of love, devotion and commitment that conquers all challenges.

Captured through the lens of professional photographer Mike Ang, these family portraits expand community’s definition of family ... an expansion that embraces, nurtures and celebrates all families in our state of Aloha.

The Hawai‘i Family Portraits display is presented at the UH Maui Library in conjunction with National Constitution Month. These portraits are being displayed alongside books and media that bring awareness to the contemporary issues surrounding constitutional rights.

For additional information about the exhibit at UH Maui College Library, please contact librarian Ellen Peterson.

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New Databases

The UHMC Library has two new databases for use by students and faculty.


The PsycINFO , database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains approximately 3 million citations and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with DOIs for over 1.4 million records. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to present, includes international material selected from around 2,400 periodicals in dozens of languages.

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 550 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of 737 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 440 journals.

How to Print in the Library

So you need to print, and it looks really confusing! View our video on how to print in the library.

Fall Semester Library Hours

Monday―Thursday 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday 10 AM to 4 PM

Closed:  Saturday, Sunday, all state holidays

Maui Fever in the Library

It’s inevitable that different perspectives exist about a place. But when MTV’s notorious reality series “Maui Fever” aired in 2007 for one season, many residents decried the island’s portrayal. In response, young artists raised on the island are now offering what they perceive Maui to be, in their own playful, thoughtful, respectful and imaginative ways. “It’s a play on the TV show,” said UH-Maui College librarian Ellen Peterson, who’s helping organize the show. “(The artists) wanted to show their version of Maui. . . . They love Maui. This is their Maui fever.” The show, called “Maui Fever: An Art Exhibition,” will be displayed daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Hawaii Maui College Library starting Monday through Aug. 12. An opening reception with live music will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday.

New Spice | Study like a scholar, scholar

Library promo from Brigham Young University! Did you know studying in the library is a bajillion times more effective then studying in your shower?

For the Horde (or Alliance)!

The current library display is on computer games, with an emphasis on  RPG games (that's role playing games to you newbs). We have books on how to create compelling storylines for game developers, how to write addons for World of Warcraft (using Lua), and the sociological and cultural aspects of gaming.

If you are a gamer, you will love this display! If you think games are undermining society, this display will be an eye-opener.

Music and more

UHMC students and faculty now have access to three new streaming media serivices:
  • Naxos Music Library is the world's largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 43,030 CDs with more than 616,300 tracks.
    On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month.

    The Naxos Music Library offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Among the labels whose catalogs are included in the service are leading independent classical labels such as BIS, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX, and of course Naxos. World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others; and there is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content. 
  •  Naxos Spoken Word Library - literature and poetry ranging from medieval times to the twentieth century, and many newly written texts supplement an ever-expanding range of non-fiction. 
  • Naxos Jazz Library - streaming jazz library.
The Naxos libraries can be accessed from any internet enabled device. An iPhone/iPod touch/iPad application is available from the iTunes Store.

The UHMC Library also provides access to Films on Demand.  This streaming media service gives UHMC students and faculty access to thousands of films online.

Using LibX and Zotero Together.

The three main difficulties faced by library users are (1) how to navigate among the library catalog, (2) how to search the catalog effectively, and (3) how to manage information once it is found. LibX drastically simplifies the first two tasks, and Zotero simplifies the last task. Put them together and you've just streamlined the entire research experience in a fairly dramatic way. Take a look at this tutorial.

You can use my ca-ca-catalog

Students and faculty from the University of Washington's Information School get their groove on.

Google Wave Available for Everyone

If you haven't tried Google Wave, now is your chance.

Google Wave Available for Everyone: "Starting today, we are making Google Wave openly available to everyone as part of Google Labs. You no longer need an invitation to wave -- simply visit and sign right in. Likewise, if you are a Google Apps administrator at a business, school or organization, you can now easily enable Google Wave for all your users at no extra cost (more on our Enterprise blog)."

Library Toolbar

LibX is a free, open source scholars' extension for the Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers that lets people use services offered by their library. Users can search their library catalog(s) and databases through a search bar or through a context menu. The context menu is adaptive (changing depending on what the user selected) and configurable (allowing the user to include any configured resource.) You can get your own LibX toolbar to search UHMC Library.

LibX will also embed a cue when it sees a book record, for UHMC it is a little rose (the library's flavicon). So if you are searching for books at Amazon, LibX will put this cue next to the book title. When clicked it will perform a search at the UHMC Library and let you know if we have the book.

You may see the cue showing up in other places, like on a Google search. If clicked, it LibX will preform a search of the UHMC Library catalog based on your Google search.

You can also search via your browser's context menu:

Summer hours 2010

May 15 to August 14
Monday—Thursday 10 AM—5 PM
Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday,  & all state holidays

Summer fun!

We just added new DVDs to our media collection. Such as "James Cameron's AVATAR", "DRUCKEN MASTER" starring Jackie Chan, "ENTER THE DRAGON" starring Bruce Lee, etc. Over 20 new great movies to borrow from. So come & check them out!

ALA Privacy Week

Choose Privacy Week Video from 20K Films on Vimeo.

It’s time for Americans to take charge of their information privacy.

We live in an age when knowledge is power. New technologies give us unprecedented access to information. They also facilitate surveillance, with the power to collect and mine personal information.

People enjoy the convenience of having information at their fingertips. But most people don’t realize the trade off. For example, citizens turn a blind eye to the fact that online searches create traceable records that make them vulnerable to questioning by the FBI, or that government agencies can track their phone calls, airline travel, online purchases, and more.
In this environment, convenience and fear trump the fundamental right of privacy. And privacy has become so amorphous an idea that many citizens have resigned themselves to an inevitable erosion of rights.

In an information age, it’s vital to protect the impulse to be curious, read, and learn. Yet people seem resigned to the loss of their privacy rights because they see no recourse

 For more information go to the American Library Association's Privacy Week website.

Student art show

The UHMC student art show is now on in the library. Come and see the exceptional art our very talented students have created.

On display is student art from Jennifer Owen's ceramics classes, Mike Takemoto's drawing and painting classes, and Cheryl Maeda's fashion technology classes.

Have a seat

Thanks to the mason apprenticeship program and Marvin Tengan, the library has two new benches! The benches are great and a welcome addition to our newly renovated building. Thanks apprentices and Marvin!
Miwa enjoying one of our new benches. The breeze is wonderful!

Art Reception

Ndecision by Renee Wilcox

On April 21 at 4 PM the library will be hosting a reception for artists Renee Wilcox and Robert D. Wehrman. Both artists have loaned art to the UHMC library. Please come to the reception.

Food and coffee will be provided.

Pass the popcorn

Films on Demand (streaming online video ) is now available to all UHMC students, faculty, and staff. Please access this resource via the UHMC Library website. Direct links or bookmarks will not work.

These films are available for use in classrooms and online. You can embed links to the whole video or parts into an online course, syllabus, or any other way you want to use them.  Students also have full access and can use the videos in presentations and papers.


Jocelyn, Bradley, and Manda are doing their part toward making the campus more sustainable. Yes, it is a Potato Clock. Now if we can figure how to set the time. If you are interested, eHow has a brief article on the science that makes the clock work.

Spring Break Hours

The UHMC Library will be closed spring break, March 22 to March 26. The library will reopen with regular spring hours on March 29 at 8 AM.

Happy Girls' Day

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The library is celebrating Hinamatsuri (Girls' Day). Come over and get a treat!! On display is the wonderful gift collection of books from the Nippon Foundation. This organization has graciously given UH Maui College a gift of 68 books on Japan. Please come to the library to see these interesting and informative books on display.

New Name: University of Hawaii Maui College

In case you were wondering, MCC has a new name. We are now University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. We can also be called UH Maui College or UHMC.

Nippon Foundation Gift

The Nippon Foundation has given UH Maui College a gift of 68 books on Japan. Please come to the library to see these interesting and informative books on display.

"Some people say it takes more than reading books to understand contemporary Japan - you must live here to get the real story. But if you can't live in the country, what books are most useful to understanding the enigmas of modern Japanese society and thinking?

In recent years more people than ever before are visiting Japan, learning Japanese as a second language, and consuming Japanese popular culture. There are many sources of information about the country, but the key is to find reliable insights.

To help deal with the problem of hunting down such authoritative works, The Nippon Foundation asked ten experts with extensive knowledge of Japan to select 100 books to serve as useful guides for those who want to understand present day Japan."

"Loves Lost"

Everyone is invited to participate in the library's VALENTINE'S DAY "LOVES LOST" PERSONAL ALTAR PROJECT.

This is an opportunity to pay homage to lost or deceased loved ones, friends, ancestors, beloved pets, devastated communities, war-torn countries, and others by contributing to the creation of the Loves Lost altar in the library.

Please visit the library to view and/or contribute a memento to the altar. Circulating library materials are also featured on the alta

The Love Lost alter will be featured in the library for the month of February.

Fines and Fees

The Maui CC Library charges fines and fees for lost and overdue items.

Late charges:
  • 25 cents per day per regular book
  • 50 cents per day per reserve item
  • $1 per day for DVDs, audio CDs, and videotapes
Lost item charges:
  • $80 charge for lost items (charge may be more, depending on replacement cost of item)
  • If you return a lost item, you will still owe the university $20 in late fines and fees.
There are other restrictions and charges, so take a look at this page if you want to know more.

Spring Library Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM to 4 PM

Closed: Saturday, Sunday, all state holidays, spring interim